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Mitre Study Suggests Navy Needs 414 Ship-Fleet

A new Mitre study says the U.S. Navy needs a fleet size of 414 combat ships that would include 160 destroyers and cruisers, 72 attack submarines and 14 aircraft carriers, Breaking Defense reported Friday. Sydney J. Freedberg Jr. writes Mitre’s 15-year shipbuilding plan for the Navy would cancel the Littoral …

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NBC News: Iranian Navy Test-Fires Rockets Near USS Harry S. Truman

Two U.S. military officials have said the Iranian navy conducted a live-fire test of its rockets approximately 1,500 yards from the USS Harry S. Truman aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz Saturday, NBC News reported Tuesday. Jim Miklaszewski and Courtney Kube write the Iranian Revolutionary Guards test-fired several unguided rockets …

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Report: $3.5B U.S. Navy Destroyer On Schedule, On Budget

The construction of the $3.5 billion Zumwalt, set to be the U.S. Navy’s largest destroyer ever built, is on time and on schedule, The Associated Press reported on Oct. 20. David Sharp writes that the Zumwalt’s christening last week was cancelled due to the federal shutdown but is expected to …

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